✼ Blepharoplasty [Upper/Lower]
This procedure is performed to remove excess skin and fat of the upper or lower eyelid associated with aging. The upper eyelid procedure is done for functional problems like limiting your field of vision or to enhance the shape and contour of your eyes. As for the lower eyelid, sometimes called “eye bags”, it is associated with looking tired and also with premature aging.Functional upper eyelid surgery may be covered by your insurance plan if it causes your visual field to be blocked. Dr.Kahng's office will help facilitate getting an appointment with an opthalmologist. To rejuvenate the whole eye region, evaluation of the eyebrow/forehead position as well as the lower eyelid needs to be done by Dr.Kahng.
✼ Procedure time and Recovery Blepharoplasty
Dr.Kahng does all his eyelid surgeries in his AAAASF certified outpatient surgery center within his office. Surgery typically takes 1-2 hours and is done under intra venous sedation for patient’s utmost comfort and safety. Patient need to be NPO for 8 hours and need to arrive at the surgery center 1 hour prior and usually stay in the recovery room for an hour prior to being discharged. Sutures are removed in 5-7 days and patients are restricted from any strenuous physical activity for 1-2 weeks.
Reshaping one’s nose is one of the most challenging and sophisticated procedures in plastic surgery. Like any other procedures, minor changes to major changes to the appearance of the nose can be accomplished. However, even minor changes result in dramatic changes of the facial impression and appearance. Common reshaping is done to remove the dorsal hump, increasing or decreasing the width, increasing/decreasing the size of the nasal tip and height of the tip, and changing the nostril widths. Asian and non Asian rhinoplasty differ in anatomy and procedure type. Most Asian rhinoplaty is done via an open technique procedure and non Asian rhinoplasty can be via a closed technique procedure.
Also it is important to tell Dr Kahng about any breathing problems before any nose procedures. If on examination there is nasal obstruction, reconstructive procedures can be done along with reshaping the nose. This portion can be covered by insurance depending on the type and plan of the insurance you have. Like all plastic surgeries, Dr Kahng will individualize the nose procedure to achieve each patient’s desired outcome. The final result of the nose can sometimes take up to 12 months due to prolonged swelling after the surgery.
✼ Procedure time and Recovery Rhinoplasty
Dr.Kahng does all his nasal surgeries in his AAAASF certified outpatient surgery center within his office. The procedure typically takes 2-3 hours. Patient need to be NPO for 8 hours and need to arrive at the surgery center 1 hour prior and usually stay in the recovery room for an hour prior to being discharged. The procedure can be done under intravenous sedation or general anesthesia. Patients are restricted from any strenuous physical activity like lifting or gym activities for 4-6 weeks.
✼ Chin Augmentation [Geneoplasty]
This procedure can be a standalone procedure or combined with other facial procedures like rhinoplasty to bring balance to the face. Different types of silicone implants are used to reshape the structure of the chin and make the appearance more masculine or feminine. Incision approaches are chosen depending on individual needs and the outcome of the appearance. Dr Kahng will give individual recommendations of the type of implant and approach based on your facial structure.
✼ Lip Augmentation
Perma lip(FDA approved) augmentation is an option for patients who desire to have a permanent enhancement of the upper/lower lips. The procedure can be done under local anesthesia. Custom soft medical grade silicone implants are used to enhance the lip volume. The implants are soft and pliable, indistinguishable from one’s on soft tissue. Perma lip provides a natural look and feel.